[mono-vb] VB.net app ported to OSX & illegal characters??

Stifu stifu at free.fr
Sun Feb 27 16:46:36 EST 2011

I don't know the answer to this question, but my guess would be that it'd
allow things that aren't allowed on Windows, to match the possibilities and
limitations of the OS. Anyway, I'd suggest handling such issues using
Path.GetInvalidFileNameChars(), and let the framework take care of the rest.

malcomm wrote:
> Hi
> I'm just starting out with Mono but have a fundamentakl question that
> someone might be able to answer.
> OSX & Linux allow all sorts of illegal characters into file and path
> names. Also there is a max lenght to path and file names.
> My question is, what happens to those restrictions when the VB app is
> ported to OSX?
> Will my VB app suffer the Windows illegal characters or will OSX dominate
> and allow anything through.
> Similarly the path lengths?
> Regards
> Malcom

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